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Warnings to Texting Pedestrians May Not Eliminate Risks, But They Can Help

Improving pedestrian safety even in the presence of warnings remains a challenge.
11-Jun-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Challenge the “Levels of Automation” Framework in Automated Vehicles

The widespread push by car, truck, and drone makers toward increasingly automated vehicles has moved faster than technology and faster than legislation.
8-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Graduate Student Wins Design Contest for Mobile Health App for Those Considering Elective Mastectomy

Employing user-centered design, Grayson achieved dual goals of aiding not only patients but also researchers seeking data about patients’ decision making.
12-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Talk and Drive: Examination of Nearly 100 Prior Studies on Cell Phone Use in Cars Underscores Hazards

In their detailed analysis of dozens of empirical studies on the effects of talking while driving, human factors researchers have provided a comprehensive and credible basis for governments seeking to enact legislation restricting drivers’ use of...
12-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Talk and Drive

Analysis of research from 1991 to 2015 on talking on the phone while driving can inform lawmakers in crafting driver safety legislation.
5-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Inattentional Blindness

Drivers’ limited capacity to process the myriad details they absorb could explain why they sometimes fail to avoid crashes with motorcycles.
5-Jan-2018 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Testing a Web-Based Teen Driver Training Program to Manage Distraction

In new research presented at the HFES 2017 International Annual Meeting, a team of human factors/ergonomics researchers discussed how a supplemental Web-based driver training approach using realistic scenarios and visual effects could help reduce...
13-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Feeling Stressed During the Workday? Research Says Playing Video Games May Help

More than half of Americans regularly experience cognitive fatigue related to stress, frustration, and anxiety while at work. Those in safety-critical fields, such as air traffic control and health care, are at an even greater risk for cognitive...
12-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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